Imagine my surprise when I learned that Fox News reported The Billings Gazette had pulled its 2008 endorsement of Barack Obama.
Why do you love Yellowstone County?
When I sent the letters, the grease from Election Night pizza hadn’t even made its way out of my system, and I was running on caffeine and adrenaline.
It's not a question I get every day.
There are times when working at a newspaper makes you feel like a superhero.
I've never met her, but she's been to my house for dinner more times than I can count.
God Bless America.
Forgive me for breaking with my normal habit of talking about newspapers today.
In my world, there is social media. Then there's anti-social media.
Welcome to the Good Life.
You probably didn't take off Friday, Jan. 10 off to celebrate. The earth didn't move here in Montana. But, the legal ground shifted — slightly but for the better.
Of course I would think Billings is neat.
In a very real sense, The Billings Gazette — and other media — have become victims of our own taboo.
As I promised in an earlier column, we would be printing the suggestions of folks who submitted ideas for a time capsule which will be suspended (instead of buried) in the new, impressive Billings Public Library.
Of all the calls an editor gets, few are more common than the desperate DUI.
I have been unable to figure out whether being a journalist is a blessing or a curse.
The next time I begin a sentence, "What's wrong with kids today," I give you permission to knock me upside my fat, bald little head.
On Thursday, Yellowstone County Treasurer Max Lenington may have outdone himself.
The greatest freedom the free press may have is the option to not print something.
For some reason I can remember what I thought the first time I heard that some cellphone manufacturers were putting cameras on phones.
Most of the time, newspapers tell you the story from beginning to end.
There's that Jim Croce song about time in a bottle. Though it's a love song, it begins, "If I could save time in a bottle, the first thing that I'd like to do..."
Here on the pages of The Billings Gazette, we — like many residents — have carped about the slick roads and the how it seems like plowing has lagged.
A month ago, it seemed like Yellowstone County Treasurer Max Lenington hardly missed an opportunity to accuse The Gazette of witch-hunting him for using county taxpayer equipment to send an email full of racially insensitive, if not insulting remarks.